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​GNASI CAMBRA

​PIANIST

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Ignasi Cambra is one of Spain’s most prominent and active pianists. Hailed by conductor Valery Gergiev as “someone who can talk to me at the piano”, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Ravinia Festival and the Mariinsky Theatre. A close collaborator of pianist Maria Joao Pires, he has performed with the Barcelona, Miami, Vancouver and Mariinsky symphony orchestras, under conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Tsung Yeh, Eduardo Marturet, Josep Pons and Salvador Brotons.

Valery Gergiev and Ignasi Cambra on stage after performance.

An audience favorite in his native Spain, Ignasi Cambra has appeared in most major concert halls in the country, including the Palau de la Música Catalana, Gran Teatre del Liceu and l’Auditori in Barcelona, Auditorio Nacional de Música and Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Auditorio de Zaragoza and many others. He has also been invited as artist in residence at La Pedrera, and his performances have taken him to festivals such as Peralada, the Schubertiade in Vilabertràn and the Quincena Musical in San Sebastián.

A student of Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School, Cambra also holds degrees from Indiana University and the Royal Academy of Music in London, as well as an Executive MBA from IESE Business School. Significant influences include Edward Auer, Menahem Pressler, Alexander Toradze and Rustem Hayroudinoff.

Cambra’s recording of Mozart’s concerto for two pianos K. 365 with Maria Joao Pires, Kazushi Ono and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra is due to be released in 2022, together with his second solo album dedicated to impromptus by Schubert and Chopin. Highlights next season include appearances at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the Philharmonie in Paris and others.

Ignasi Cambra playing a piano on the stage of Palau de la Música Catalana

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Revista Musical Catalana

... Cambra understands Chopin’s music with passion, intensity, sensitivity and a personal blend of expression and technical prowess...

... Cambra’s Brahms was intense but also serene and poetic, creating a beautiful atmosphere of outstanding timbral variety...

... The sheer virtuosity required by Scriabin’s sonata didn’t get in the way of a performance filled with bravery..

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La Vanguardia

... Ignasi Cambra has shown what he is capable of by admirably tackling a program of outstanding complexity with great character, technical ability, confidence and courage, in a rare display of personal and intimate pianism...

... his phrasing in Chopin is magnificent, with the right amounts of breathing and rubato and great understanding of complex polyphonic passages...

... the use of colors in Brahms’s Intermezzi along with a profound understanding of the music enable him to play with our expectations very effectively...

Núvol

... Cambra’s approach to the instrument is hugely confident and resourceful, with almost disturbing accuracy and agility that can only be compared to his self-assurance and power of seduction...

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Ignasi Cambra

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The Sound of Purpose. A renowned professional musician in our Executive MBA.

The Sound of Purpose. A renowned professional musician in our Executive MBA.

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Ignasi Cambra interpreta a Mozart junto a Maria Joao Pires

Ignasi Cambra interpreta a Mozart junto a Maria Joao Pires

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F. Chopin - Nocturne in B Major Op. 9 No. 3 | Ignasi Cambra

F. Chopin - Nocturne in B Major Op. 9 No. 3 | Ignasi Cambra

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